Jontay Kahm is Plains Cree from Saskatchewan, Canada. Kahm grew up on Mosquito Grizzly Bear’s Head Lean Man First Nation. Currently, he resides in New York, New York where he is studying at Parsons School of Design after graduating with a BFA in Studio Arts at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in the Spring of 2022. His designs emphasize movement and sculptural characteristics of hybrid animalia in addition to exhibiting themes of oceanic structures. Using elements of his Cree culture, Kahm reframes regalia through a contemporary fashion design lens. By creating garments of high fashion rooted in performance, the designer manifests dramatic and otherworldly creations.